ATW Gold Corp.

ATW Gold Corp.

March 26, 2009 11:50 ET

ATW Gold Corp.: Burnakura Gold Pour Scheduled for Friday March 27

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 26, 2009) - ATW Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:ATW) ("ATW" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that mining and production commenced at its wholly owned Burnakura Gold Mine in Western Australia on March 3rd, 2009. An initial shipment of pregnant carbon was sent to Como Carbon Services in Perth, Australia on Sunday March 22, 2009. The first gold pour is expected on March 27, 2009.

This first gold pour represents recovery from only a few days of production. It is an important test of plant operation, plant capacity and gold recovery rates. During this start-up phase, the plant has been operating at 75% capacity, allowing time for the leach circuit to get fully charged. The Burnakura Gold Mine is on target to reach its full production within 90 days.

Brent Butler, President and CEO, commented, "With this first gold pour, ATW reaches another significant milestone and we expect our produced gold ounces will increase with each successive pour until full production is reached within 60-90 days."


Brent Butler, President & CEO

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